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Roll & Play™

ThinkFun Inc.

Age: 18 months and up

MSRP (CAD): $24.99

MSRP (USD): $19.99

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WHAT THE KIDS SAY

Lily

2

"Find... something... black. I found Lucky!" (our black cat!)

Aidan

4

I want to play this game. I want to roll the dice. ...but we already did red many times... I want to do a blue one.

) Lily

2

Find... something... black. I found Lucky!" (our black cat!

WHAT ADULTS THINK

Ellen S.

As the adult I think it is a fun learning game, but I found my toddler would get uninterested pretty quickly. We didn't play it following the rules much, instead we would just go through the cards. By the forth time playing my daughter started losing interest in the cards, I think because it didn't feel like playing but more like learning. My kids (F2 & M8m) liked the colors and the doing animal noises or different expressions, but my daughter had a hard time understanding that it was a game. I like that you can put the cards in the cube for storage. The quality of the cube is good, but just didn't like the material since it was a magnetic to cat hair. The cards are decent quality, but had to keep them away from my infant as they wouldn't survive in his hands. I think it just needs a little something extra to keep kids interested a little longer. Feels to much like a learning activity then a game for kids.

Kim G.

It's a rainy day toy for us, and a great way to do something different and interact as a family. My 22 month old son does not quite grasp the concept of this game, but has a lot of fun playing it. He loves throwing the die, looking at the cards, and imitating what I do. I brought the game to my sons daycare and the daycare provider loved the concept as something to do with kids of different ages.

Esther W.

My kids (M4, F2) both liked the game. My daughter doesn't always follow the rules, partly because she doesn't understand all the instructions. My son understands the game well but it's a little too juvenile for him and he loses interest easily. However, they both like it a lot when their attentions are focused on the game. It's a great way for the kids to learn about colours and teach them to follow instructions.

Kate S.

This toy is fun, educational and interactive. My son (22m) enjoyed rolling the die and trying to follow the simple instructions on the cards. I really liked that my son could follow the instructions without having to read and it allowed us to sit down and spend some quality time together learning in a new way!

Greenwood K.

Parent

We have tested this toy over the summer. It's a rainy day toy for us. It's a great way to do something different and interact as a family. My 22 month old son does not quite grasp the concept of this game, but has a lot of fun playing it. He loves throwing the die, looking at the cards, and imitating what I do. I brought the game to my sons daycare and the daycare provider loved the concept as something to do with kids of different ages.

Meagan A.

I think this was a great toy! We certainly enjoyed it. My daughter enjoyed this toy because it is so interactive! She can sit down and play with other friends or Mom and Dad and there are more people involved than in independant play. It went to our daycare as well for sharing day and was enjoyed by many children. Its fun and educational and an activity that you can take part in with your child, which is why I like it so much.

Christina B.

I'm still as impressed with this toy as when we first started testing it. Although we don't play with it as often as in the beginning, it's used often and still fun every time! Lily (2.5) already knew the skills the game teaches, but I found the game to reinforce the skills really well, especially doing it in a way that parents and kids have fun together. It's a great first game for kids.

Valerie C.

I loved the idea of this toy, however my toddler (M18m) was not of the same opinion. I must have spent more time taking the cards out, picking them off the floor and putting them back in the box than the time we spent playing. He would listen and participate for a few cards, three on average, and then was off elsewhere. It's 18 months and up, but the fact that the cards and box are made of cardboard don't make for lasting materials as some of the cards are now damaged and the box is ripped. Overall great concept to teach toddlers, I especially enjoyed the emotions cards, but my now almost 2 years old preferred throwing the cards and the cube rather than playing as the game has been designed to.

Kate S.

This toy is fun, educational and interactive. My son (22m) enjoyed rolling the die and trying to follow the simple instructions on the cards. I really liked that he could follow the instructions without having to read, and it allowed us to sit down and spend some quality time together learning in a new way! It teaches children about taking turns and following instructions as well as reinforcing the various concepts that the game provides.

FEATURES

Manufacturer Description

Roll & Play is the first game ever designed specifically for toddlers! To play, simply toss the big plush cube and identify which colored side faces up. Choose a matching color card and perform the simple activity shown. “Make a happy face,” “Moo like a cow” the activities supported by Roll & Play are designed to help your child shine, supporting healthy development and celebrating success! Roll & Play is the ideal way to gently introduce play patterns and rules through a loving, joyful play experience! French language version (item #1800-FR) also available.

Model Number

Item #1800

Year Introduced

2012